ERIC Number: ED466727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The GENET Project--The Discussion of Biotechnology and Genetics Controversies at Internet.
Rocha dos Reis, Pedro
The GENET (gene + net) Forum was designed as a contribution to help teachers and pupils to develop critical thinking, creativity, and values capable of assuring to future citizens an active and responsible involvement in societal evolution. This project (which includes a chat and online discussion forum) explores the ethical, legal, and social implications associated with biotechnology and genetics advances and aims to be a discussion catalyst. It is a place where European students and teachers can compare their opinions with those of their peers through the Internet. Some controversial issues related with biotechnology innovations are discussed. The forum asks all participants to give their opinions and/or discuss others' opinions (in Portuguese, Spanish, French, or English). This paper presents and discusses the results, potentialities, and difficulties of GENET's implementation. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Conference on Educational Research (Edinburgh, Scotland, September 20-23, 2000).